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Streetmosphere Begins with an Exciting Lineup of Entertainment!

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OPENING WEEKEND OF STREETMOSPHERE  

The First of Many Weekends of Entertainment along the Streets of Fort Collins, showcasing the Poudre School District Elementary Music Students.

 

As spring time comes to an end and the summer months soon approach us, the question that comes to mind is, what are you doing the weekend of May 11-13?

The answer is Streetmosphere’s opening weekend in Downtown Fort Collins. Returning for another great season of street performances, Streetmosphere is Fort Collins’s own unique showcase of our community’s talented artists, performers, and entertainers.

Streetmosphere is Beet Street’s signature cultural program that transforms Fort Collins into a spontaneous, outdoor performing arts festival all summer long. Streetmosphere provides high quality, free performances that boasts civic pride for our local, creative talent.

 

The featured line up for Streetmosphere’s opening weekend of May 11-13 includes music by Curious Gage, Crosson-Sloniker Consort, The Honey Gitters, and Branden Sipes to name a few.  Visual artists include:  Amelia Caruso, Chris Bates, Diane Findley, and Peggy Quinn.

Along with our Streetmosphere performers, opening weekend will include a elementary showcase of talent from the Poudre School District. Located at the Oak Street Plaza on Saturday, May 12th from 1:00-4:00pm. Twelve students will be featured in the showcase and provide audiences a day of fun entertainment for all ages.

Throughout Streetmosphere, performances will range from musical acts, jugglers, magicians, comedians, dancers,  painters, and more all summer long at Streetmosphere locations. The event has a 16 week run from May 11 – September 2 in Downtown Fort Collins and will feature up to five live performances each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday over the summer.

Streetmosphere will also be expanding its performances to an additional location in southern Fort Collins. Along the street corners and public plazas in Front Range Village, performers will be entertaining crowds for 7 weeks from July 6 – August 19 during the weekends.

Attendance and excitement about Streetmosphere has grown exponentially – in 2010, 60,000 people stopped and watched performances; in 2011, more than 120,000 residents and visitors participated. Downtown businesses report that the vibrant activity of Streetmosphere has increased foot traffic and sales.

For more information, please visit www.beetstreet.org. We are excited to see you on the Streets of Fort Collins this Summer!!

 

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